Tattoo Artist – Illustrator – Artistic Painter – Themed Illustration Design & Landscape Artist – Public Educator & Speaker
Inspire myself and others to continually pursue and create art (life) that pushes the limits of our own ability into realms of creativeness we didn’t know existed within us & thus grow into it.
Invaluable Assets :
-Career oriented, professional attitude regardless of situation.
-Utilized knowledge of art and body to create unique body art that suits the client & their story.
-Design flyers and graphics for company website, business cards, & printed flyers.
-Life-long entrepreneur artist with NO college experience.
-No children & can travel
-Public educator and speaker
-Specialized in my field both as an owner and artist
-Work with outside medical professionals in the healing art of tattooing
Artistic Work Experience :
2001-05 – Interior Cabinetry Designer & Renovation Specialist, Nashville, TN
2006-08 – Co-owner & Paint Artist @ Creative Creatures, Goodlettsville,
2010-15 – Co-owner, Tattoo Artist, Graphic Designer @ RedTattoo Parlor Mt.Juliet, TN
2015-2016 – Tattoo Artist @ 5th Element Tattoo Shop
2016-Present – Tattoo Artist @ Legacy Blue Tattoo Studio
Tarpon Springs, FL
2018 – Public speaker and educator @ National Tattoo Association 39th Convention in Orlando, FL in which I delivered a 2 hour seminar, including Power Point
2018 – Public speaker and educator @ Ink Mania in St. Petersburg, FL in which I delivered a 3 hour seminar including Power Point
Tattoo & Artist Education :
2001 – Master Gardener Certification from UT Program
2002 – Kitchen & Bath Designer Certification using 20/20 Cad
2004 – Landscape Design & Planner Certification
2010 – Completed 1 yr. apprenticeship in accordance to TN state law @ Black Star Tattoo
2010 – 2015 Co-owner & Lead Tattoo Artist @ Red Tattoo Parlor
2011 – Paradise Tattoo Gathering Seminar Education,
- Nick Baxter – The Holistic Approach Strategies & Techniques for Advanced Tattooers
- Alex De Pase – Behind Color Realism
- Larry Brogan – 101 Tattoo Tips
- Gunnar – Storybook Tattooing & Character Sketching
2012 – Paradise Tattoo Gathering Seminar Education,
- Jeff Gogue – “Tattooing as I see it”
- James Kern – Advanced Cover-ups for Tattooists
- William DeMichele – Tattoo Photography from A to Z.
- Tattoo Now – Building a Better Business with Durb Morrison & Gabe Ripley
- Discussion Panel – Being a Female Artist with Theresa Sharp & Katy Doty
2013 – Paradise Tattoo Gathering Seminar Education, Keystone, CO.
- Bob Tyrell & Nikko Hurtado – Collaboration in Portrait Realism
- Ian Mckown – Light & Shadow, The Value System
- Tommy Lee Wendtner – Automatic Sketching & Tattooing
- Russ Abbott – The Tattooist’s Palette Color Theory & Practical Application
- Durb Morrison – Longevity of the Tattoo Artist
Activities & Interests :
-“Rocket Dog” Illustrative Paintings, Prints and Children’s Book
-Art for Animals
-Mastectomy Tattoos and Art
-Constructing and teaching seminars on Breast Mastectomies and Tattooing
-Promoting and working with local entrepreneurs in the Arts community
-Being Pro-active in the Women in Business for local Chamber of Commerce
Artist for hire :
– Am open to traveling as a Tattoo Artist anywhere in the world for either private or public events and clients.
– Am open to traveling as a Paint Artist anywhere in the world for either private or public places, exclusive to wall murals and themed rooms.
– Canvas oil painting upon request with specialty in color and blending, preferably animal, cultural, or nature oriented artwork.
Davidson Co. Beautification Award for Best Landscaped Home
Featured artist in a 2-page layout in Pain Magazine displaying 6 tattoos
Studio was interviewed by 3 major Television companies for various shows
Featured Mastectomy artist in Blackwerk Magazine in a 2-page layout
Asked to speak and given full membership at the National Tattoo Association Annual convention
Asked to attend and speak regularly for Moffit Cancer Centers women’s group meetings
Bio-safety & Medical procedures :
Completed Blood-Borne Pathogens Certification Training